As we inch towards the end of another year, some of us may have reasons to rejoice, while the rest of us may be thankful this year is finally over. For a few of us 2016 must have been the year that brought happiness, answers to our prayers and a hope for a better life, for others it might have been the year that spelt doom and took away hope from their lives. But we all await the new year with an eagerness that’s hard to quell.
The year 2016 has certainly not been the easiest year of the century. It has left a bitter taste in the mouth and some really bad headlines. Though a leap year, it seems to have crawled its way to the finish line.
According to the Mesoamerican Long Calendar, the world was supposed to witness an apocalypse in 2012. But 2012 came and went without any hiccup putting an end to all predictions. Fast forward, four years later came 2016, which had all the sightings of an apocalypse–global warming, rising oceans, animal extinction, wildfires, floods, wars, Zika virus, civil unrest, and to add to it deaths of prominent people.